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Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities

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Background

There has been a significant increase in the global burden of chronic kidney diseases of uncertain or non-traditional etiologies, primarily in agricultural communities. This condition has variously been referred to as chronic kidney disease of unknown (CKDu) or non-traditional etiology (CKDnt), chronic intersitital nephritis in agricultural communities (CINAC) and Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN). Although the general presentation of this condition appears to be similar across affected regions, it remains unclear whether this condition represents one common disease or a syndrome of related ones that differ from affected region to region. A number of potential etiologies and pathophysiological mechanisms for this condition have been proposed, but significant debate exists regarding which factor(s) are the most important to the incidence and progression of chronic kidney diseases in these agricultural communities.

Objectives

We plan to bring together clinicians, basic scientists, epidemiologists, and public health officials to discuss the current gaps in knowledge and to develop a coordinated scientific research agenda leading to a better understanding of the causes and potential treatments of chronic kidney diseases in agricultural communities.

Organizing Committee

Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Ricardo Correa-Rotter, M.D., Instituto Nacional de Ciencas Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubirán (Mexico)

Brian Curwin, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC

Denise Gaughan, Sc.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D., Population Health Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Paul Kimmel, M.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Erik Koritzinsky, Kidney Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Ty Lawson, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Adeera Levin, M.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)

Susan Mendley, M.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Kathleen Michels, Ph.D., Division of International Research and Training, Fogarty International Center, NIH

Dale Sandler, Ph.D., Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D., Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

William Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H., Hazardous Substances Research Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Brittany Trottier, M.P.H., Hazardous Substances Research Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Elizabeth Whelan, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC

Yining Xie, M.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Registration Deadline

June 18, 2018